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Comment An idea (Score 1) 115

It would be nice if after one wrong PIN attempt, your fingerprint was automatically deactivated from allowed inputs... or maybe some very low specified threshold for finger inputs it did not like.

The iPhone has a start in that direction, you can't use a finger to unlock until after you have entered the pin at least once after the device has powered up.

Comment Define "protest" (Score 3, Insightful) 159

Setting fires to cars and smashing windows is not a "protest".

You would think criminals would already know to use burner phones...

But then how would these gangsters be able to adequately send a selfie to Instagram in front of a smashed up store or burning vehicle? The cameras on burner phones suck, not to mention it would't have your Starbucks card loaded.

Comment You are thinking of someone else (Score 1) 159

The one saying she would get on her knees if you voted the way she wanted was not Trump

Side note: Liberals are so stupid Snopes had to actually cover this item to explain it was not a real offer....

Snopes is going soft though; no coverage of the veracity on her level of eye contact or swallowing.

Comment Re:It's not about the screen size, it's field of v (Score 1) 118

How much did you spend on your much better sound, amortized over the number of movies you watch?

I bought my speaker set for say $200 total about 20 years ago... so yeah. You could easily spend much less on speakers today for a really good quality, so long as you do not also buy Monster cables.

I did finally upgrade my also 20 year old receiver to support newer HDMI standards. That was about $200 and I expect to use that for at least ten years (modern electronics as we all know not being nearly as durable so 20 is unrealistic) so again the amortized amount is like buying four kernels of popped corn.

Comment You seem not to be familiar with theaters (Score 1) 118

You know there's multiple rows of seats to choose from right?

You mean seats that are actually level with the screen, or seats that are closer and make you look way up and are WAY TOO LOUD?

Yes I know about the range of choices.

You do realize at home you can sit closer or further from a TV also? Only you get to also select the hight you see the screen from?


Good for you.

Not just good for me, good for everyone. Even the cheapest projector gives a really good picture these days. And it means you can set up a "theater" almost anywhere.

I think maybe you're somehow overly offended by my post your rage has left you unable to parse basic english.

Perhaps your english was too basic to be comprehensible? I also do not speak Cave Man. I note you didn't provide a translation, undoubtedly you yourself could not even understand your own gibberish.

But most people don't have a sound system that they would rub their balls on.

But anyone COULD for less than the price of a few movies. Even a cheap set of headphones can sound worlds better than crappy theater sound.

Comment Re:It's not about the screen size, it's field of v (Score 1) 118

Spend enough money for your kitchen equipment and ingredients, and why eat out anymore? Even if you suck at cooking, there are plenty of options for eating a variety of cuisine of decent quality at home.

You don't even have to spend that much on equipment or ingredients to get better food.

Here's why.... people get stir-crazy and want an experience

For dining out it makes more sense because you do not have to wash dishes, and SOMETIMES you get better food than you could have made yourself.

For movies there are no dishes to watch. The overall vastly negative experience of the theater, from absurdly high prices on everything to crowds to unwanted noise during the movie, mean that the "experience" is pretty much vastly better than what you can have at home with just a bit of effort in purchasing decent equipment (which you'll be using a lot anyway as most people make heavy use of the TV).

I personally am all about getting out and spending for quality experiences. But nothing about movies makes much sense to me in terms of experience so it makes a lot more sense to me to spend less on a movie at home than a theater, and save your time out for REAL experiences, like concerts or plays or whatever,

I'd probably be evicted from my apartment if I decided to get 'dat bass.

Headphones or one of these things

Not everyone lives in an apartment, a house is quite common if you are not in the bay area.

Comment It's not about the screen size, it's field of view (Score 2) 118

2 seats in a theatre. With a 75 foot screen and high-tech sound.

That you have to sit 100 feet away from. And the "high tech" sound is all about that base, bout that base, bout that base.

I have a projector. When I watch a movie at home the screen is filling as much of my vision as a pretty large movie theater.

I also honestly have MUCH better sound, and that is with a middle of the range receiver with cheap speakers (but there are five of them plus a subwoofer).

$30 to watch a newish movie in your own home is terrible value when compared to literally every other in-home viewing option.

That made no sense and I could not parse at all what you were trying to say, except for the general concept you were trying to get across of "you are wrong". But as noted, you don't even understand that sitting closer to a smaller screen gives an equivalent effect and you consider movie theater audio to be "high tech".

Comment Wait I thought it was $50 (Score 1) 118

There was some earlier Slashdot story that said something like $50 or $70.. glad realism is entering the picture here. Very happy to see some movies on release at home for $30, that actually may get traction.

A side effect may be further upgrades to people's home theater setups as more people take advantage of the tranquility of a movie at home without a bunch of randos.

Comment You are utterly wrong in every possible way (Score 2) 417

It's a choice between community and individuals.

With one statement, you show yourself the fool, utterly lacking in understanding of what individualism is about, or the power of what it can do - not for a person, but for the COMMUNITY.

Individualism is not "I got mine". At the heart it is, if possible do not be a burden to others, because you have taken care of yourself as best you can. If you are personally in good shape then it makes it far easier to help others.

Your philosophy is the truest form of selfishness because it encourages members to leech off others with no return. Individualism is the simple common sense of "put your oxygen mask on before assisting others". Is that wrong?

Individualism is making sure that AS MANY members of the community are in a position to help others as possible, so that when the need arises people can get help instead of everyone assuming "the community" is helping someone while they freeze to death in a ditch.

Individualism is about looking out for other individuals, because a little assistance early heads off major and possibly impossible assistance later.

Americans have to get over their fear of socialism

Yeah, no reason to be afraid of a philosophy that has killed hundreds of millions, sometimes brutally and sometimes through sheer indifference.

Go visit Cuba or some former communist nations to see just how much communism should not be feared.

P.S. What is the deal with you communists forcing Trump into office? What did you think you'd get out of that anyway?

Comment Re:Granular permissions to apps (Score 1) 64

In addition to the other answer about apps having to ask for user permissions on demand, you can also look at any apps settings to see what the permission settings are for location, push notifications, and whatever else the app needs permission for - either turning it off or on from there as well.

So I can easily decide to give an app push permission for a day, then quiet it again.

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